Following a fundraising effort by the Sturgis Police Department and a local boxing club, Sturgis Police Officer Joe Leveque reached out to the National Police Athletic League to develop the first PAL chapter in South Dakota, reports KOTA News.
The National Police Athletic League is non-profit program aims to reduce juvenile crime by providing recreational and athletic opportunities for youth. The Sturgis chapter hopes to prevent juvenile crime as well as drug and alcohol abuse among area youth. Individuals interested in learning more about the Sturgis PAL can find more information on their website.
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